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Lowry: Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Lois Lowry
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Annemarie Johansen is ten years old, and even at such a young age, she begins to vaguely understand the animosity of the occupying German soldiers against the Jews. 276 more words

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Book Review: Number the Stars / Lois Lowry / 8 - Adult

Published by Harper Collins.

It is now 02.15 – early in the morning. Dark outside and cold. I have just finished reading this small book, having gone to bed with it, and then to wake to finish it some while ago. 268 more words

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Let's Discuss | Books You're Forced to Read for School that You Ended Up Loving

All throughout school, students are forced to read books for class; starting from middle school all the way through college. And whenever there’s an assigned book there’s always a handful of students who hate the assigned reading. 474 more words

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I don’t know if it’s only me but I don’t have a lot of people I know who (still) read novels. I started reading way back when I was in third year high school, when I saw my classmate (Hi Suzette!) reading a non-academic book during our break, back then there were no tablets and smartphones, and I got curious. 509 more words


Number the Stars - Review

Number the Stars is set in Denmark in 1943 during the German occupation, following the life of Annemarie Johansen who is a ten-year-old Danish girl. Throughout the course of the novel Annemarie and her family take in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, to help her and her family avoid relocation and escape Nazi persecution. 784 more words


Tehillim One Hundred and Forty-Seven: Number the Stars

“He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name (Psalms 147:4).” This verse is hauntingly powerful. It’s the origin of the title of the book… 97 more words

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

“As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. 324 more words